Christ the King by Sue Curtis
This Sunday is the festival of Christ the King. It is a late addition to the Christian calendar which concludes the Christian year with a climactic celebration that focuses on Christ as glorified Lord and King. We need to remember every week that Christ is our King and Lord, and we need to be subjects to his rule.
The gospel reading set for Sunday 22th November, Matthew 25: 31-end, the parable of the goats and sheep, reminds us that God comes disguised in a friend asking for a chat, a person asking for help and assistance. The king we worship asks for our time, kindness and generosity to others, not as a peripheral add-on but as fundamental to our identity and purpose as follows of Christ: the criteria of judgement for all people.